Allied Warships

USS PT 469

Motor torpedo boat of the Higgins 78' class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMotor torpedo boat
ClassHiggins 78' 
Built byHiggins Industies (New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.) 
Ordered27 Apr 1943 
Laid down3 Dec 1943 
Launched5 Feb 1944 
Commissioned28 Apr 1944 
End service 
HistorySold in May 1946.


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Notable events involving PT 469 include:

18 Dec 1944
Around 1300I/18, HMAS Vendetta (Lt. G.S. Gordon, RAN) departed Mios Woendi escorting the submarine USS Stingray (T/Cdr. H.F. Stoner, USN) to position 01°15'N, 134°40'E.

They parted company around 1030I/19. HMAS Vendetta then set course to make rendezvous with the motor torpedo boat tender USS Acontius () and a group of 15 motor torpedo boats. [The report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta gives the number of motor torpedo boats as 17 but this seems to be incorrect.]

Around 1300I/19, when 37 nautical miles to the west of the intended route of USS Acontius, 14 [The report of proceedings gives the number 16, but this must be incorrect] motor torpedo boats were sighted. They reported that they had not sighted the Acontius since leaving Mios Woendi around 1600I/18.

Around 1440I/19, USS Acontius and the 15th motor torpedo boat were sighted. The other motor torpedo boats had meanwhile continued on independently and contact was not regained.

HMAS Vendetta, USS Acontius and the single motor torpedo boat arrived at Palau around 1200I/21. Five hours later the other motor torpedo boats also arrived.

The motor torpedo boats were from Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 31 and were the following; PT-453, PT-454, PT-455, PT-462, PT-463, PT-464, PT-465, PT-466, PT-467, PT-468, PT-469, PT-470, PT-471, PT-472 and PT-473. (1)


  1. Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for December 1944

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